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"Beast from the East" Claims Its First Death In Ireland Due To Cold Conditions

By Darragh Berry

February 26, 2018 at 4:40pm

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The "Beast from the East" snow and ice conditions has claimed its first death in Ireland on Monday.

A dog has died after being left out in severely cold conditions on Monday morning and pet owners are being urged to look after their animals during this extremely cold period.  

Cara Rescue Dogs took to Facebook to share the sad news which came to light on Monday morning. 

They wrote: "Sadly we were informed this morning by somebody that their neighbour found their dog dead this morning sitting outside the back door.

"Despite the fact they had a small wooden dog box which they felt was sufficient to keep the poor dog warm outside."

"Unfortunately these small dog box's are only good to shelter from rain or wind (If even).

"The unfortunate owner is not a bad person they simply thought it was ok. They had planned on bringing the dog in when the snow arrived. But sadly the freezing temperature last night claimed the dogs life .

"We can't save this dog now, but we can try prevent it from happening to Your dog or cat."

They finished off the post by asking people to bring their pets inside overnight so they don't have to unfairly tackle these hard conditions by themselves. 

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